Proper nounEdit


  1. A diminutive of the male given name Douglas.
    • 1960 Muriel Spark, The Ballad of Peckham Rye, New Directions Publishing, 1999, page 70
      *Come and have a drink,' he said, 'and my Christian name is Douglas on this side of the Rye, mind that. Dougal Douglas at Meadows Meade and Douglas Dougal a Willis's, mind. Only a formality for the insurance cards and such.'
      'I better call you Doug, and be done with it.'